After the bitter Cup exit last Wednesday, the Hoppers will continue tomorrow. As was the case during the week, tomorrow's opponents will be FC Basel 1893. "In the Cup, you ultimately have one chance to advance, and that chance is now over. So now the whole focus is on the championship," said head coach Giorgio Contini after Wednesday's defeat. With only one point behind them, they would have the chance to overtake Basel on Saturday. But to do so, they need their first win of the year 2023.
Basel are also still waiting for their first win in the championship in the new year. In the first two CSSL games, they drew once (against St.Gallen) and lost once (against Luzern). Of the two previous duels between GC and FCB, each team won one.
For the match against Basel, head coach Giorgio Contini will still have to do without Guilherme Schettine and Momoh Francis due to injury. Li Lei is also struggling with a knee complaint and will therefore be missing. Teruki Hara, who suffered a shoulder dislocation in the Cup match, will also be out for a longer period of time. A more detailed update on the conditions of the Japanese full-back will be given in the next few days after the latest examinations. Other than that, Contini will have the entire squad at his disposal.
The match can be followed as usual on 86live via live ticker and radio. In addition, the match can be watched for free through the livestream on Onefootball.